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St. Christopher’s is Pleased Announces Change to Its Governing Board Leadership

Philadelphia, PA, March 27, 2015 --( St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is pleased to announce changes to its Governing Board leadership.

Dianne L. Semingson, who has served on the board since 2002, was named Chair of the Board of Governors. Harry G. Hayman III, who has served on the board since 2003, will become Vice Chair. Semingson follows Stephen Madva, former Managing Partner of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker and Rhoads, LLP law firm.

The founder and president of DLS International, a strategic market planning and marketing communications company, Semingson has had successful careers in both the public and private sectors. She has worked with government officials and chief executives throughout the United States and abroad and led cultural and trade missions to Europe and Asia. From 2011 – 3013, Semingson also was President and CEO of Semingson Enterprises, Inc., a natural resources, real estate, and hospitality company through the transition from its founding father.

Semingson previously served as regional director for the U.S. Department of Commerce, overseeing economic development programs in the six-state mid-Atlantic region. For five years, she and her staff provided briefings for the White House and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on regional economic and industry affairs. Upon leaving government, she was named director of government and industry affairs for ARCO Chemical Company and later Senior Vice President, Hill International.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Urban Engineers, Inc., PNC’s Wealth Management Advisory Board, and many of the Philadelphia region’s community organizations including the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Association, The Committee of Seventy, and Avenue of the Arts, Inc., which she chairs. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Forum of Executive Women and Women Corporate Directors.

Semingson has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business and received the Women of Distinction Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal and National Association of Women Business Owners. A graduate of the University of Oregon, she completed executive management programs at Duke, Harvard and Northwestern universities.

Mr. Hayman is senior vice president of Metro Bank responsible for the corporate and specialized banking groups.

Prior, Hayman was the managing director and head of wholesale banking at Commerce Bank, where he was responsible for overseeing the international, institutional and specialized middle market, financial institutional and syndications, healthcare and leasing groups. He previously managed the international banking/global treasury management group at PNC Bank and was senior vice president/managing director at CoreStates Bank, where he was responsible for international banking, including opening offices around the globe.

Hayman is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and completed the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management Program at the London School of Business.

“Dianne Semingson and Harry Hayman are respected and accomplished professionals and community leaders,” said St. Christopher’s CEO Carolyn B. Jackson. “They are active, valued members of the Board of Governors, and we are delighted each has stepped up to lead the next phase of this invaluable, 140-year old children’s hospital. We are honored to have them supporting the mission and values of St. Christopher’s.”
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